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Council 6 - Newark

About Council 6

Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at EWR. Local CWA #21005

Wings Over Wall Street, Ready Reserve Preferences, FARs and SOPs (May 19, 2019)

Council Office

Shaun McNulty

Shaun McNulty

LEC President
Kim Montgomery

Kim Montgomery

LEC Vice President
Pamela Caponetti

Pamela Caponetti

LEC Secretary
Susannah Carr

Susannah Carr

Council Representative
Laverne Nelson

Laverne Nelson

Council Representative

Wings Over Wall Street, Ready Reserve Preferences, FARs and SOPs (May 19, 2019)

ALS Month: Support Wings Over Wall Street

AFA Members, Toni Diamond and Warren Schiffer, became founders of the extraordinary benefit, "Wings Over Wall Street" when Toni was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. This year's event is Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in New York City. 

They turned their greatest challenge into inspiring work to fight ALS through research funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). In 2004, we lost Toni, our flying partner, but her care-giver husband, Warren, continues to work in her memory.

"Wings" brings together the spirit of our work in the skies, the financial contributions of Wall Street and an event that has celebrity appeal to become a multi-million dollar benefit. While Wings has accomplished a great deal by raising millions, none of this would have been possible without the support of Union Members and the generosity of the business community.

Visit MDA's Wings Over Wall Street for more info about the program or support the MDA through Wings Over Wall Street by donating here. 

Ready Reserve Preferences

MEC Reserve Committee 

"Last week, as was communicated via CCS, any Ready Reserve preferences that were entered ON or BEFORE April 24, 2019 will no longer be valid when Ready Reserve co-terminal preferencing is implemented on May 21, 2019.  If you still have an interest in maintaining a Ready Reserve Preference, you must delete any existing preferences and reenter your May 2019 preferences at any time prior to 2300 CT on May 21, 2019, even if your preferences are currently displayed. You can do this by entering “No Preference”, then “Save”, then reenter your Preference, then “Save” again.  


If you fail to reenter your preferences, on May 22, 2019 the system will default to “NO PREFERENCE” for the remainder of the May bid month."  

How are FARs and SOPs related?

MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee 

We’ve received a number of questions from Flight Attendants seeking to understand the difference between a Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) and a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).   In reviewing these questions, we are learning there may be a misperception that SOPs are, in some way, less of a priority or “weighted less” in terms of compliance requirements than FARs.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In point of fact, whether a FAR or SOP, it must be complied with because safety is non-negotiable.  

Did you know? The entire contents of the electronic Flight Attendant Operations Manual (eFAOM) is prepared in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations and most safety policies are designed and written with operational safety and compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations in mind.   The entire eFAOM is accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Flight Attendants are expected to follow all safety procedures as outlined in the eFAOM. 

In the event you have a question about any SOP or FAR, you are always advised to follow the direction in your eFAOM. Should a question arise, we recommend that you contact your Local Safety Committee to seek additional background on your concerns.  Your Local Council has access to the additional resources at the MEC level of our Union to obtain the desired clarity or to work to seek a revision to any policy which leads to a compromise of safety.

Safety, it’s not negotiable.  It is our highest priority.

Additional Council Information

The information below is maintained and updated by your Local Council.

Shaun McNulty 

833-AFAEWR6 ext 710

Kim Montgomery

Vice President
833-AFAEWR6 ext 711

Pam Caponetti

833-AFAEWR6 ext 712

Help Line: 833-AFAEWR6 or 833-232-3976


Safety, Health and Security 1
Occupational/OJI Benefits 2
Grievance 3
Reserve Committee 4
Retirement and Benefits 5

Hotel and Transportation Committee 700
Line Building Committee 701
Government Affairs 702
Insurance and Retirement Benefits Committee 703
President Shaun McNulty 710
Vice President Kim Montgomery 711
Secretary Pam Caponetti 712
LaVerne Nelson 713
Susannah Carr 714
Directory by name 8

Grievance Issue? Down load the Council 6 EWR App and file a worksheet. Or go to Unitedafa.org, click on Forms, Click on Local Council Worksheet

MEC 847-292-7170

EAP/ Professional Standards
Terry Redwine 973-615-8909
Mary Tyson 908-672-3584
Barbara Vallee 631-664-6564
Concessa Ibanez-Rafuse 201-927-8117
Tracey Selby 727-457-4064
Sandra Marshall 718-930-4184
Deb Gonsales 929-294-5764
Tanisha McCullough 310-703-2896
Charlie Vadnais 954-551-1218
Jimmy Fiallos 917-873-1818

Safety, Health and Security

Dazne Cajuste-Webster dcajustewebster@unitedafa.org
Flavia Conty fconty@unitedafa.org
Diedre Ann Dargan ddargan@unitedafa.org
Shaun Christopher Washington swashington@unitedafa.org

Freddy Rivera frivera@unitedafa.org
Rita Pearl rpearlewr@gmail.com
Randy Hatfield rhatfoeldewr@gmail.com 
Kim Montgomery kmontgomery@unitedafa.org
Chris Callahan ccallahan@untedafa.org
Julie Hill skygoddess51@aol.com
Camille Marlowe  cmarloweewr@gmail.com


Connie Gustafson     stxconnie@gmail.com
Melissa Chipchak      mchapchikewr@gmail.com
Navin Singh           nsinghewr@gmail.com


Ali Shelley ashelleyewr@gmail.com
Win Waterman wwatermanewr@gmail.com
Rita Pearl  rpearlewr@gmail.com 

Insurance & Retirement
Ali Shelley ashelleyewr@gmail.com
Win Waterman wwatermanewr@gmail.com
Rita Pearl  rpearlewr@gmail.com  

Kim Montgomeryewr@gmail.com

Membership Engagement
Win Waterman wwatermanewr@gmail.com

Hotels & Transportation
Michael Desrosiers mdesrosiers@unitedafa.org



Roger Jamerson olsen93@msn.com
Darlene Alexopoulos darlenealexopoulos@gmail.com
Steve Ricos sjric@aol.com
Lynne Turney  lynneturney@gmail.com

Government Affairs

Jennifer Ritter jritter@unitedafa.org

Joint Implementation Team

Jack Kande jkande@unitedafa.org
Denny Wheeling  dwheeling@unitedafa.org
Kevin Lum klum@unitedafa.org